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Burying the Image of “the Wounded Negro”

Originally Published in Teachers College Research/Publications 11/19/2013 Edmund Gordon with Ernest Morrell, his successor as IUME Director. Photo Credit: Heather Van Uxem Lewis Puncturing the stereotype of “the wounded Negro” was the focus of the noted educator and African American historian Charles M. Payne in delivering the inaugural Edmund Gordon Lecture, delivered at TC in …

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History & Education Students Head to Nashville to Present their Research

The History and Education program at Teachers College is proud that six of its doctoral students will be presenting their work at the annual History of Education Society conference this fall. The conference, which will be held in Nashville, Tennessee from October 31 through November 3, features distinguished educational historians and students from across the …

Posted 6 months ago by History and Education

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History and Education hosts Educating Harlem working conference

On October 10 and 11th, scholars from across the country came to Teachers College to share their new research on the history of education in 20th century Harlem. Sponsored by the Program in History and Education, the Institute for Urban and Minority Education, and the Center on History and Education, Educating Harlems first collaborative working …

Posted 6 months ago by History and Education

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History and Education Students Go On Harlem Walking Tour

Students in the History and Education program went on a walking tour of Harlem with community historian and tour guide John Reddick. The tour was organized by Professor Ansley Erickson for her “Harlem Digital Research Collaborative” course focused on the history of education in Harlem. Students met Mr. Reddick at the historic gates of City …

Posted 7 months ago by History and Education

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Doctoral Student Barry Goldenberg Featured in TC Graduate Gallery

Originally published in TC People on 7/1/13 Barry Goldenberg: The Bus Stops Here Growing up in a suburb of St. Louis, Barry Goldenberg never thought he would end up in New York City pursuing a graduate degree in education. But he now looks back on his high school years at Parkway Central in Chesterfield, Missouri, …

Posted 9 months ago by History and Education

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Featured Alumnus Profile: George Levesque, Ph.D.

George Leveque, currently Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs and a lecturer in the History Department at Yale University, was drawn to the History and Education program at Teachers College because the program allowed him to combine his professional interests in university teaching and administration. Unlike most graduate programs in history, which usually focus primarily on …

Posted 9 months ago by History and Education

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Professor Cally Waite gives Keynote Address in the United Kingdom

Associate Professor of History and Education and program coordinator, Professor Cally Waite, recently gave the Keynote Lecture at the United Kingdom's annual History of Education Society meeting at the University of Winchester. This year's conference theme was "Rulers, Rebels, and Reformers," and Professor Waite's talk, entitled, "Rebels by Design: The Historically Black College and University …

Posted 13 months ago by History and Education

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History and Education Students Vist Studio Museum in Harlem

This past Wednesday, February 27th, seven of our current Doctoral students visited the Studio Museum in Harlem, viewing the exhibit on Gordon Parks: A Harlem Family, 1967. Our group of students had a private, guided tour of the exhibit, and it was an engaging afternoon looking at the powerful photos of Gordon Parks. Below is …

Posted 13 months ago by History and Education

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Honoring a Champion of the History of Education

“Larry Cremin was a magical teacher,” says Trustee Sue Ann Weinberg (Ed.D. ’97). “He was so widely read, and he had such a broad understanding of education.” To honor the former TC President and Pulitzer Prize-winning historian, who was also her dissertation adviser, Sue Ann has given a substantial gift that honors Lawrence Cremin’s vision …

Posted 16 months ago by History and Education

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Graduate Spotlight: Janice Marciano Nimetz, History and Education

Janice Marciano Nimetz graduated this May with her PhD in History and Education. Nimetz has taught piano at the Emma Willard School for several years and plans to continue teaching there. Nimetz, who has also studied Musicology, hopes to find more places of intersection for her two passions: music and history. Nimetz, who wrote her dissertation …

Posted 22 months ago by History and Education

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Research Spotlight: History and Education’s Cassandra E. Virgin

This past fall, Cassandra Virgin traded in her finance career at Goldman Sachs for a spot in the History and Education Master’s program.  “I hit the ground running.  I wanted to use the semester to find out if I wanted to go to law school or business school next, and TC provides that nexus of …

Posted 24 months ago by History and Education

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History and Education class participates in Book Talk with author of Color in the Classroom

Together with the Gottesman Libraries, the Program in History and Education sponsored a Book Talk with historian Zoe Burkholder on February 28, 2012. Burkholder recently published Color in the Classroom: How American Schools Taught Race 1900-1954 (New York: Oxford, 2011). As described by the publisher, “Color in the Classroom reveals how …

Posted 25 months ago by History and Education

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Meet Barry – An Activist, Optimist, and Dreamer

Greetings to all the activists, optimists, and dreamers! My name is Barry Goldenberg, and I am a 1st year student at Teachers College, pursuing a Master of Arts in History and Education. When I was asked to write a guest post telling my “story” on the TC Admissions blog, I was excited, yet humbled at …

Posted 26 months ago by History and Education

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The Rhetoric of Choice: Segregation, Desegregation, and Charter Schools

Writing in the Fall 2011 issue of Dissent Magazine, History and Education Assistant Professor Ansley Erickson argues that a common thread links the current rhetoric of “school choice” and opposition to court-ordered busing for desegregation 40 years ago. Originally posted by Amy Lombard at

Posted 29 months ago by History and Education

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New Faculty Profile: Ansley Erickson

After teaching at Syracuse University for the past year, Dr. Ansley Erickson is returning to NYC, where she lived and worked for 11 years. It’s a move that feels like coming home. A Columbia graduate, she is pleased to be joining TC’s Arts & Humanities faculty. “I am excited about the tremendous intellectual resources available …

Posted 31 months ago by History and Education

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Spotlight on Antonia Abram: Ph.D. Student and The Children’s Aid Society Arts Director

Antonia is a doctoral student in History and Education, and is the Arts Director for The Children’s Aid Society, one of the nation’s largest non-sectarian agencies, founded to serve New York City’s neediest children. What brought you to TC? I started at TC in 2003 in the Master’s program in History and Education and came …

Posted 32 months ago by History and Education

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This Week at TC: The Society for the History of Children and Youth Conference (June 23-25)

“The State of Children:  Politics and Policies of Childhood in Global Perspective” The Society for the History of Children and Youth is an international scholarly organization that places current controversies involving children in historical perspective. The SHCY’s sixth biennial conference will take place June 23-25 at Teacher’s College. Admission for TC students and faculty is …

Posted 34 months ago by History and Education

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History of Education Society Annual Meeting

Calling Fellow Graduate Students in Education, History, & related fields: Please join us for the History of Education Society annual meeting in Cambridge, Massachusetts, November 4-7, 2010 Highlights Include: * A special presentation by Bernard Bailyn, one of our nation’s eminent historians, about his contributions to the history of education * Excellent training and networking …

Posted 42 months ago by History and Education

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